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11

bonjour

President Barack Obama, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, and French President Nicolas Sarkozy wave for photographers as they arrive at the G8 Summit, in Deauville, France

President Obama greets supporters outside the Villa Le Cercle at the start of the G8 Summit in Deauville

It’s like Moneygall all over again :lol:


110 Responses to “bonjour”


  1. 1 Titti
    May 26, 2011 at 8:49 am

    That was quick Chips. I’m trying to spot the lifts on the ‘not very long’ guys’ shoes.

    • 2 PoliticalJunkessa
      May 26, 2011 at 9:13 am

      OMG, I swear, before I opened up the comments, I was thinking the exact same thing: “How much lift did they put in their shoes?” LOLOLOL!

  2. 4 Tulips
    May 26, 2011 at 8:50 am

    Peter Fonda has flipped his lid,he is trainging his grandchildren to assassinate the President. http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/05/26/979434/-F%5E%28K-Peter-Fonda,-and-F%5E%28K-His-Movie?via=siderecenthe

    • 5 Titti
      May 26, 2011 at 9:06 am

      Has he lost the plot? WTH is matter with him? He should be called to book and questioned by the SS.

    • 7 meta
      May 26, 2011 at 9:14 am

      I read that story a couple of days ago and it made me sick. Ignorance and arrogance are a dangerous mix. He probably thinks he sounds clever. He’s clearly nuts and should be arrested.

    • 8 lisalovesobama
      May 26, 2011 at 10:02 am

      who the fuck is Peter Fonda? If he is who I think he is, then he’s the only Fonda I don’t know about. Fuck him. That old mangey twit. Damn fuck is probably trying to gin up drama so people go see his shitty movie. Fucker’s just a heart attack waiting to happen. Sick Freak. His sister needs to have a talk with him. His dad is probably rolling in his grave. Sick Fuck. They should lock that freak up. No ‘count actor. Probably just living off his daddy’s money cause I’ve never heard of him so his movies must be shit. Nasty git.

    • 9 Fred
      May 26, 2011 at 10:32 am

      can anyone call their local FBI office and report that mofo? :o

  3. 10 CTGirl
    May 26, 2011 at 9:02 am

    Sweet…our guy is just a stand out, isn’t he?

  4. 12 collegekay
    May 26, 2011 at 9:09 am

    PBO is always much taller than the other foreign leaders.

  5. 13 meta
    May 26, 2011 at 9:09 am

    Good morning, TODville! Our President and the First Lady are so loved the world over. My heart is full!

  6. 14 Fred
    May 26, 2011 at 9:11 am

    Sarkozy despite the heels still can’t top the President in the height department ;) and it must kill him to see Mr Obama get all the love right on his own backyard :lol:

    • 15 PoliticalJunkessa
      May 26, 2011 at 9:14 am

      I see Sarkozy got a tan for the occasion, as well, lol. (Just kidding :-))

      • 16 Titti
        May 26, 2011 at 9:19 am

        Wicked woman – I burst out laughing at that!

        • 17 PoliticalJunkessa
          May 26, 2011 at 9:42 am

          :-D :-D :-D

          • 18 UT Austin Liberal
            May 26, 2011 at 10:10 am

            I was wacthing this on TV this morning and when the crowd saw PBO they went NUTS. The only thing you could hear was ‘Obama…. Obama!!!!!’ They ignored Medvedev and Sarkozy. Then all of a sudden Sarkozy was in such a hurry to get to the meeting. Hmmmm.. jealous much Sarkozy?

            • 19 PoliticalJunkessa
              May 26, 2011 at 10:49 am

              They all want a piece of that swag, yeah!

            • 20 Theo67
              May 26, 2011 at 1:18 pm

              I saw that – Sarkozy earlier went down the whole line rather quickly without making any eye contact, but when President Obama was getting all the attention, he quickly whisked him into the building, citing time issues. Jealous much?

      • 21 kelly
        May 26, 2011 at 12:44 pm

        Gurrl :D

  7. 22 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    May 26, 2011 at 9:18 am

    BONJOUR MON AMI…I COULD SAY SOMETHING ABOUT THAT 4TH PICTURE…BUT…I WON’T! HAPPY TO SEE OUR PRESIDENT IN FRANCE…BECAUSE THAT MEANS HE IS ONE STEP CLOSER TO HOME!!!! WHAT A NIGHT IN INDIANA…IN THE BASEMENT…OUT OF THE BASEMENT! I AM SOMEWHAT HALF-CONSCIOUS TODAY! GOD BLESS OUR DEAR PRESIDENT AND FIRST LADY…I AM MISSING THEM!

    • 23 meta
      May 26, 2011 at 9:22 am

      OMG, please take good care, Sue. I hope you are OK.

      • 24 SUE DUVALL SMITH
        May 26, 2011 at 9:34 am

        THANKS META…THOSE TORNADOS ARE SCARY…WE WOULD GET A SIREN AND TAKE SHELTER…THEN MORE STORMS WOULD COME. ALL IS WELL. HAVE NOT SEEN THE NEWS ON OUR STATE YET…BUT KNOW THERE WERE INJURIES. PRAISE THE LORD FOR THE SHELTER BENEATH HIS BLESSED ARMS…THE BEST THING YOU CAN DO IN THESE SITUATIONS IS PRAY…BECAUSE HE IS IN CONTROL. BLESS YOU META FOR YOUR KINDNESS!

    • 27 PoliticalJunkessa
      May 26, 2011 at 9:35 am

      Oh, I left you a comment at TOAITR before I saw this. Glad to hear you’re still on the ground in Indy :-).

      • 28 SUE DUVALL SMITH
        May 26, 2011 at 11:48 am

        BLESS YOU PJ….HOWEVER, I STILL HAVE THOSE RED SEQUINED SHOES IN MY CLOSET JUST IN CASE…AND TOTO IS READY!…:)))))) YOU GOTTA’ HAVE A SENSE OF HUMOR IN INDIANA!

    • 29 Fred
      May 26, 2011 at 9:38 am

      much love to you Sue.Be safe

    • 31 Dorothy Rissman
      May 26, 2011 at 12:34 pm

      Sue, how scary. Any damage?

      • 32 barb
        May 26, 2011 at 2:43 pm

        Sue, I’m in Kansas on the Missouri border and have been making the same trips. The kitty just gets all upset when the sirens go off as I struggle to get everything down there. You can borrow the red slippers but you will have to give them back. :lol:

    • 33 P
      May 26, 2011 at 4:41 pm

      God is with you Sue! Take care.

  8. 34 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    May 26, 2011 at 9:21 am

    I THINK THEY WORE BLUE TIES FOR THE PRESIDENT. THEY ADMIRE OUR PREZ. JUST REMEMBER…HE’S ONLY ON LOAN BOYS!

  9. May 26, 2011 at 9:23 am

    Here is a video of President Sarkozy working the crowd prior to his guest arrival.

    Before the critic and comparison one must understand that America is unique and established in pressing the flesh tactics in politics. That being said most Europeans politicians are not master of the pressing the flesh-game. It is something rather new and evolving here.

    In the president of the republics defense, he is a quick learner.

    • May 26, 2011 at 9:26 am

      “That being said most Europeans politicians are not master of the pressing the flesh-game. It is something rather new and evolving here.”

      ?????

      European politicians have been ‘pressing the flesh’ since I was a baby …. and that’s not today nor yesterday!

      • May 26, 2011 at 9:31 am

        Why do you always attack my comments as a personal insult or something? It is becoming rather annoying and you should lighten up. I have made every attempt to be your friend and a friend of this community but your being a zealot is just as dangerous as the far right. In that I mean scrutiny and verifying is one thing but without provocation it is rude and boorish.

        What I was trying to say is that European Pols are more standoffish than Americans who typical and normally are masters at pandering to the various special interest. Not many European politicians do that – at least not successful ones.

        Lee

        • May 26, 2011 at 9:33 am

          Oh dear.

          You made a sweeping statement about European politicians, which in my opinion (and experience) was incorrect. Europe is made up of lots of countries, and every one has its own characteristics – not all Europeans are the same. Some are more reserved than others, so, naturally, their politcians share those characteristics. eg Irish, Italian, Spanish politicians would be among the world’s leading flesh-pressers!

          Don’t lose the head just because someone disagrees with you!

  10. 39 Claire
    May 26, 2011 at 9:29 am

    Chipsticks your coverage of the President’s European trip has been the best in the media. THANK YOU!!

  11. 41 Carolyn
    May 26, 2011 at 9:40 am

    The one word that can be heard in the videos is “Obama”…..I admit, it does roll off the tongue much smoother than Sarkozy or Medvedev….but I don’t think that is what makes the difference. Sarkozy will be running for re-election soon, and is learning from the master. He is in political trouble with very low poll numbers. Like Prime Minister Cameron, he is hoping for some reflected sun to shine on him.

    • 42 lisalovesobama
      May 26, 2011 at 10:20 am

      I heard that Sarkozy’s numbers are around 30 or below. Strauss-Kahn, had he not be le perve -(allegedly)- would have beaten him quite handily. Sarkozy’s probably hoping that PBO’s star dust will rub off on him. Unfortunately, you can paint and add a new fender and tires to a junk yard car, but if the engine is crap, you’re SOL. :(

      • 43 UT Austin Liberal
        May 26, 2011 at 10:24 am

        Hahahahaha…. “but if the engine is crap, you’re SOL” (s**t outta luck)…. perfect Lisa.

  12. 44 ZeeUK
    May 26, 2011 at 9:50 am

    We already miss you here in Britain Mr. President!

  13. 46 pinkbunny
    May 26, 2011 at 9:57 am

    I’m sad that Flotus won’t be with Potus and the other G8 Wives. That said, I’m sure she is looking forward to going home and seeing her girls, and telling them about her fantastic trip :-)

  14. 47 lexusv
    May 26, 2011 at 10:01 am

    ISn’t is funny, how the President brings out the warmth of people, they/we all clamor to touch his hand, evenn growon men. I wonder what the other leaders past and present think this is unbelievable, I don’t remember the people being this enamoured with Clinton…who I loved. I think I heard on the video Sarkosky teasing Obama about being the reason for them being late to the meeting LOLOLOL Obama is like the prettiest girl at the party ;o)

  15. May 26, 2011 at 10:15 am

    For those who love genealogy ….

    The president is a product of the “melting pot”: 50% African by his father, and by his mother: 38% English, 5% German, 2% Cherokee and 1% … FRENCH, with ancestors in the cities of Vaucluse, Reims, Nantes, Laval and Alsace. Three French kings are also mentioned as ancestors.

    http://www.lepoint.fr/actualites-region/genealogie-obama-le-nantais/1556/0/295377

    President Barack Obama descends from Marin Duval, a Huguenot of Nantes,France who had fled religious persecution in the seventeenth century and took refuge in England before leaving for Maryland where he married Suzanne Brasseur whose family had its roots near Carpentras.

    Another of his ancestors, Christian Gutknecht, was a manufacturer of tobacco at Bischwiller in the current Department of Bas-Rhin and emigrated to Philadelphia in 1749, where Guthknecht (“good servant”) became Goodknight, and eventually… Goodnight!

    http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/Home/Archive/Obama_could_boost_genealogy_craze.html?cid=75902

    • 51 AnitaW
      May 26, 2011 at 10:29 am

      Let’s not spread the French ancestors. You remember how the French are perceived by the uneducated in America. That being said, I am taking my Mom to France in October for her 60th b-day. I love love love Paris. But I have to admit after seeing the POTUS and FLOTUS in Ireland I was wishing I was taking her there instead. Oh well, next time.

      • May 26, 2011 at 10:46 am

        Dublin’s only an hour and a bit from Paris Anita, can you make it – yes you can! :lol: Hope you and your Mom have a wonderful trip, France is one of my favourite places on earth.

        • 53 AnitaW
          May 26, 2011 at 11:18 am

          Yeah, I did Dublin and UK several years ago and it was an excellent adventure. Especially Dublin. The people were so warm and friendly. I had a friend who had got married and moved to Dublin so while she worked during the day I went out sight-seeing. She was always amazed when we met in the evening and I would give her all the gossip from the taxi drivers, bus drivers and just people I met on the street. It was hilarious.

          This time unfortunately we are doing a tour package, which is why I hate tour packages. But my Mom made the arrangements and I wrote the check. I really hate organized fun. But I will suck it up for my Mom.

        • 54 Theo67
          May 26, 2011 at 1:56 pm

          The little town of Deauville where the G8 summit is happening looks so pretty. I’ve never seen a bad picture of Paris.

    • 55 collegekay
      May 26, 2011 at 10:45 am

      Interesting.

    • May 26, 2011 at 11:30 am

      Amazing. I wish I could trace my roots like that.

    • 61 SUE DUVALL SMITH
      May 26, 2011 at 11:52 am

      THE CHEROKEE…EXPLAINS THAT BEAUTIFUL NOSE HE HAS!!!!!! I’M NOT GOING ANY FURTHER BECAUSE IT’S FAMILY HOUR AND I’M TOO OLD TO FIGHT WITH MICHELLE!…:))))))

    • 62 Dorothy Rissman
      May 26, 2011 at 12:39 pm

      It is fascinating. Thanks.

    • 63 fig8jam
      May 26, 2011 at 12:55 pm

      Virtually every African American in the States is a product of the ‘melting pot’….don’t need genealogy for that.

      Just look at the wide spectrum of complexion tones as well as features and hair textures.

      Funny thing is…no one in America was talking about AfricanAmericans being ‘mutts’ as POTUS put it, until he was elected and they were quite chagrined when he check black on the U.S. Census.

      POTUS calls BS when he sees/hears it…and ‘melting pot’ is just that!

      • May 26, 2011 at 1:07 pm

        Fig8Jam, for some unknown reason I just found one of your comments in the pending queue, so I’ve let it through – sorry about that, you should never be ‘pending’! It’s quirky, though, I often find regular visitors’ comments in there, can never figure out why (and those comments don’t include lots of links, so that doesn’t explain it).

        • 65 fig8jam
          May 26, 2011 at 1:49 pm

          No prob.

          I was wondering about it,but then I figured I had might have a comment quota…lol…see what happens when you speculate with no facts.

          Glad to know the system can be quirky.

          Thanks Chips!!

          You have outdone yourself with the Ireland and UK coverage..it has been absolutely SUPERB!!!

          • May 26, 2011 at 2:39 pm

            “see what happens when you speculate with no facts.”

            :lol: I do that ALL the time!

            You know me fig8jam, utterly clueless about how this site works, so I’ve no idea why some non-Teabaggers end up in pending!

            Thank you so much for the lovely comments, appreciate them.

  16. 67 Carolyn
    May 26, 2011 at 10:32 am

    Whoopee! I share the French Huguenot, English and German with the President!!! I love it that he is such a mosaic like so many Americans…Seems everyone wants to claim him now…..my, my, how things change!
    I was so touched by his statement yesterday, and it was the one applause line during the speech: “That is why a grandson of a Kenyan who cooked for the British Army could become President of the United States.” I treasure that freedom for one of the poorest to become the most powerful. I pray we never become the oligarchy or plutocracy some in this country want us to be.

  17. 70 MeaBloom
    May 26, 2011 at 10:43 am

    I am surprised to have opened up the comments and not one comment about POB butt in photo #3. SHOCKING!! LOL.
    Anywho… I’m glad he made it safely. I wish FLOTUS could have gone with him. I know the wives will miss her and I’m sure they won’t have as much fun but she’s a mommy FIRST and duty called. HJopefully we will see some pics. of her return home.(PLEASEEEE) On the flip side.. POTUS is loved and adored everywhere his feet tread. The man is amazing.

    • 71 lisalovesobama
      May 26, 2011 at 10:50 am

      we were trying to be good Mea. But since you started it…..Isn’t he delish? I got $10 saying that le glorious tush is insured for no less than a cool $5 mil.

      • 72 UT Austin Liberal
        May 26, 2011 at 11:10 am

        I’ll see your $10 and raise you $20 that ‘le glorious tush’ is insured for no less than a cool $10 mil. ;)

        • 73 lisalovesobama
          May 26, 2011 at 11:17 am

          You got me there, I was going to say $10 mil at first, but then I started to think about his long legs and figured maybe $10 mil for all. Eitherway, what ever the insurance price, it can never be enough ;)

          • 74 fig8jam
            May 26, 2011 at 1:02 pm

            hehehehehehe….

            just legs in that second package along with tush for 10mil?…if so we KNOW the, um, um, rest (cough) has to only be insurable by Lloyds of London, no?

            • 75 UT Austin Liberal
              May 26, 2011 at 1:36 pm

              BOOYAH! Absolutely. I have confirmation from Lloyds of London that “the um, um, rest (cough)” has been insured for an infinite amount of money.. not to be disclosed to the public. ;)

            • 77 lisalovesobama
              May 26, 2011 at 1:40 pm

              hahahhahahahahahaha. Fig, you are something else. Lord, Bless her, she knows what she’s thinking, we know what she’s thinking and you know what she’s thinking.

              • 78 fig8jam
                May 26, 2011 at 2:02 pm

                I don’t think when the highly insured and publically undisclosed ‘ummm (cough)’ valuables have, as the Irish writer put it, elegant Kenyan movement ..goin on.

                Do you?

                • 79 lisalovesobama
                  May 26, 2011 at 2:30 pm

                  hahahahahahahaha. Do you think SS is scoping out this site? How red do you think their faces and ears are turning right now? Fig, you are one BAAAAAAAD Mamajamma. I’m gonna say a little prayer for you girl.
                  ps- “elegant Kenyan movement”? hahahahahahahahaha. No I don’t, but if I were you, I wouldn’t let Michelle hear you asking….. we might not hear from you again.
                  pps- if you do find out by chance, please let us know, but don’t implicate us.

                  • 80 fig8jam
                    May 26, 2011 at 3:50 pm

                    Dear Lisa

                    I did not coin that phrase..it was some former member of Irish parliament quoted in Irish Times on 25 May 2011 under …uhUM title..vigor, zest and character!

                    Me just quotin it!

                    Gotta tell you though it created quite a visual when I read it. :)

                    even said he was a natural aristocrat…hehehehehe..moved just like he was born into it.

                    Now what, in Africa’s name, do you think they was talking bout being quoted in print like that for Michelle to read and one even being a psychologist and all…hmmmmhmmm..never ever trust those Freudian minds

                    vigor, zest, elegant kenyan movement…..were they realllly discussing character?

                    bwahahahahaha

    • May 26, 2011 at 11:32 am

      LOL!!!! I did notice it I just didn’t say anything.

    • 84 Kels
      May 26, 2011 at 12:13 pm

      I was trying to be on my best behavior. Sigh. But, no pun intended, you can tell he does his squats when he works out. Mmmm mmm!

    • 86 kelly
      May 26, 2011 at 12:55 pm

      Yep thank God for a the wind blowing at a perfect time. :D

  18. 87 Proud of Obama
    May 26, 2011 at 10:49 am

    MeaBloom, re: the President’s, eh, bottom, I thought it. May my beloved Will up in heaven forgive me. :)

    • 88 MeaBloom
      May 26, 2011 at 11:25 am

      O.k. There are they ladies I know. LOL… Had me worried for a minute.
      Proud of Obama, I am sure he will forgive you. He knows your heart.

      Obama2012&I’mIn

    • 89 SUE DUVALL SMITH
      May 26, 2011 at 11:49 am

      HEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE…HEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE…HEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!…:)))))))

  19. May 26, 2011 at 11:33 am

    I love what the first lady is wearing.

  20. 91 sly
    May 26, 2011 at 11:49 am

    Dear Chipsticks

    Thanks for all u do,I have really enjoyed the pics.You rock!

  21. 92 SHEINFRANCE
    May 26, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    Absolutely love your reporting and wish that I had discovered this site before. Your president has a delicious derriere.
    I, whilst not being American, am so proud of Mr and Mrs Obama. They are such a wonderful representation for the USA.

    • 93 PoliticalJunkessa
      May 26, 2011 at 1:21 pm

      Well, when you put it that way: “delicious derriere” it doesn’t sound quite as bad…..or does it make it even more naughty….hmmmmm. *ponders* :-D

  22. 94 CEB
    May 26, 2011 at 12:57 pm

    We know who the crowd came out to see. Wonder how the others, esp. Sarkozy feels about this. Thank you SHEINFRANCE for your comment. We are so proud as well.

  23. 95 Fred
    May 26, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    they sure as hell didn’t come out to see Medvedev and Napoleon Jr ;)

  24. 100 EDP4BHO
    May 26, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    Hahaha….I have been here reading all of the comments about “Le derriere”. Too damn funny. But, yes, he is too fine. I can’t tell if the hot flash I have right now is hormonal, or an Obama :-D Okay, going back to work.

    • 101 lisalovesobama
      May 26, 2011 at 2:35 pm

      hahahahahahahaha. ahhhhhhhhh. hahahahahahahahaha. Ahhhhhh. I keep giggling: “I can’t tell if the hot flash I have right now is hormonal, or an Obama” hahahahahahahaha. You’re killing me.

  25. 102 Marcelisa
    May 26, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    That swagger!!! In a field of men, one’s eyes is immediately drawn to the one that walks with confidence, charisma, intelligence, class, and humility– what the leader of the free world ought to be. As was said in the Irish Times, he is pitch perfect!

    Now, about that derriere…;)

  26. May 26, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    Ok, ladies, you all are about to give your senior auntie a heart attack. You make me laugh our loud with a sweet respect. But I really do think that I need to place a call to the WH switchboard and leave a message for FLOTUS to please check on all flights to France and Poland for a full flight of beautiful ladies. Have a great day, my dear ones. You all make this senior rejoice in the hope that you all have for your leader and your country.

  27. May 26, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    I forgot my first thoughts. Sue and Barb you have my prayers and love coming your way. Keep safe and know that prayers and good thoughts are coming to both of you.

  28. 106 AnitaW
    May 26, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    Just saw more pixs at Daily Life and I wonder what Italian PM keeps trying to discuss with POTUS. He is in literally 7 pages at different times. There’s something he wants POTUS to do. I wonder wonder wonder what it could be.

  29. 108 AnitaW
    May 26, 2011 at 6:25 pm

    Just watch the U.S./Russia bilateral meeting. Dimitri doesn’t look too happy and I’m guessing it’s Lybia.


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